The table below looks at the statistics for .NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 20 19 13
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Contract jobs citing .NET 10 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 7.09% 7.14% 14.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 21.74% 16.22% 31.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 11
Average daily rate
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£275 £413 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £363 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
.NET
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
46 37 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 32.62% 44.05% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 6 15
Average daily rate £375 £381 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £289 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £421 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £46.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing .NET across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

.NET Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

.NET
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing .NET across the Watford region.

.NET Daily Rate Trend in Watford

.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing .NET across the Watford region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

.NET Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing .NET across the Watford region.

.NET Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region citing .NET also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited .NET.

1 12 (80.00%) C#
1 12 (80.00%) ASP.NET
2 9 (60.00%) jQuery
3 6 (40.00%) MVC
3 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (26.67%) HTML
4 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
4 4 (26.67%) CSS
4 4 (26.67%) Web Services
4 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) Ajax
4 4 (26.67%) JSON
5 3 (20.00%) WCF
5 3 (20.00%) Web Development
5 3 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (20.00%) SQL
6 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
6 2 (13.33%) CRM
6 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
6 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
6 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
6 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
6 2 (13.33%) TDD
6 2 (13.33%) Workflow
6 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2010

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region citing .NET also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited .NET. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) DB2
2 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.67%) Sybase ASE
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (93.33%) Developer
2 10 (66.67%) .NET Developer
3 8 (53.33%) C# Developer
4 7 (46.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
6 2 (13.33%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (6.67%) .NET Applications Developer
7 1 (6.67%) .NET Software Developer
7 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Specialist
7 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 1 (6.67%) CRM Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Web Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Applications Developer
7 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Web Applications Developer
7 1 (6.67%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (80.00%) ASP.NET
2 9 (60.00%) jQuery
3 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (26.67%) JSON
3 4 (26.67%) HTML
3 4 (26.67%) CSS
3 4 (26.67%) Web Services
3 4 (26.67%) Ajax
4 3 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 3 (20.00%) WCF
5 1 (6.67%) LINQ
5 1 (6.67%) HTML5
5 1 (6.67%) LINQ to SQL
5 1 (6.67%) CSS3
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (6.67%) Kendo UI
5 1 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) RIA
2 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) MVC
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) Web Development
4 2 (13.33%) TDD
4 2 (13.33%) Workflow
4 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (13.33%) CRM
5 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.67%) B2B
5 1 (6.67%) Logistics
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.67%) High Availability
5 1 (6.67%) Change Control
5 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) C#
2 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 3 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (6.67%) Java
5 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
5 1 (6.67%) VB
5 1 (6.67%) VB6
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Sybase